Public Notices

Public Program Information


According to the City of Royal Oak's Citizens Participation Plan, "the city shall make every effort to post all public notices, as required by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development', related to the CDBG program on the city's website.

10-23-2018 public notice - no FONSI & request for release of funds PY2018
Notice of Finding of No Significant Impact on the Environment & Notice of Intent to Request Release of Funds
To All Interested Agencies, Groups, and Persons
On November 14, 2018, the above named City of Royal Oak will be requesting that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development release federal funds under Title 1 of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 (PL 93-383) for the following activities / projects:

CDBG Annual Action Plan

July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019

CDBG Activities / Expenditures

Funding Level

Public Service

  ROSES – in-home supportive services

33,000

  SOS – services for homeless individuals

20,000

Housing Rehabilitation Program - owner rehabilitation assistance

850,000

Public Improvements

  outdoor fitness equipment – Cody, Grant, Barton-North, Waterworks parks

900,000

  neighborhood tree planting program

150,000

Program Administration

200,000

Unprogrammed funds / contingency

233,689

Total estimated program expenditures

2,386,689


CDBG Revenues

  entitlement allocation

1,186,689

  program income / residential rehab repayments

250,000

  transfer from prior years

950,000

Total estimated revenues

2,386,689


It has been determined that such request for release of funds will not constitute an action significantly affecting the quality of the human environment and, accordingly, the above named City of Royal Oak has decided not to prepare an environmental impact statement under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (PL 91-190). The individual activities and the total project do not require preparation of an E.I.S.
An environmental review record respecting the within-referenced projects has been made by the above named City of Royal Oak which documents the environmental review of the project and more fully sets forth the reasons why such statement is not required. This environmental review record is on file at the above address and is available for public examination and copying, upon request, at the planning division of the community development department, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 8:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. on Friday and post to the CDBG webpage of the city’s website (romi.gov).
No further environmental review of such project is proposed to be conducted prior to the request for release of federal funds.
All interested agencies, groups and persons disagreeing with this decision are invited to submit written comments for consideration to the planning division of the community development department, CDBG program, 211 Williams Street, Royal Oak, MI 48068. Such written comments should be received at, on, or before November 14, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. All such comments so received will be considered and the City of Royal Oak will not request the release of federal funds or take any administrative action on the above-described project prior to the date specified in the preceding sentence.
The City of Royal Oak will undertake the activities / projects described above with Community Development Block Grant funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), under Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974. The City of Royal Oak is certifying to HUD that the City of Royal Oak and Michael C. Fournier, in his official capacity as Mayor, consent to accept the jurisdiction of the federal courts if an action is brought to enforce responsibilities in relation to environmental reviews, decision making and action; and that these responsibilities have been satisfied.  The legal effect of the certification is that upon its approval, the City of Royal Oak may use the block grant funds, and HUD will have satisfied its responsibilities under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969.
HUD will accept an objection to its approval of the release of funds and acceptance of the certification only on the basis of the following reasons:  (a) that the certification was not in fact executed by the chief executive officer or other offices of applicant approved by HUD; or (b) that applicant’s environmental review record for the project indicates omission of a required decision, finding or step applicable to the project in the environmental review process. Objections must be prepared and submitted in accordance with the required procedure (24CRF Part 58), and may be addressed to HUD at Department of Housing and Urban Development, 477 Michigan Avenue, Detroit, MI 48226.
Objection to the release of funds for reasons other than those stated above will not be considered by HUD.  No objection received after November 14, 2018 will be considered by HUD.
Michael C. Fournier, Mayor
City of Royal Oak
211 Williams Street
Royal Oak, MI 48067

05-30-2018 public notice - 30 day comment period PY2018 Annual Action Plan
Notice is hereby given that a draft copy of the City of Royal Oak’s community development block grant (CDBG) program year 2018/2019 annual action plan, effective July 1, 2018, is available for review and public comment. The CDBG annual action plan is required by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for annual funding under federal guidelines. If identifies how the city plans to expend CDBG funds during the next program year to meet the goals and objectives within its five-year consolidated plan. The draft annual action plan will be available for a 30-day public comment period for review and comment from May 30th through July 2nd. A summary of the proposed activities and funding levels is provided below. The draft plan is available for download on the City of Royal Oak’s website at romi.gov/280/Application-Documents  A paper copy of the plan will be available for viewing at the planning division’s office, city hall, 211 Williams St, Royal Oak MI 48067. The city will take all reasonable steps to provide a copy to disabled persons and non-english speaking persons. Written comments will be accepted by mail to the attention of Joseph M Murphy, Director of Planning, 211 Williams St, Royal Oak MI 48067 or electronically at: joem@romi.gov



CDBG annual action plan
July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019

CDBG activities / expenditures

funding level

public service

  ROSES – in-home supportive services

33,000

  SOS – services for homeless individuals

20,000

housing rehabilitation program - owner rehabilitation assistance

850,000

public improvements

  outdoor fitness equipment – Cody, Grant, Barton-North, Waterworks parks

900,000

  neighborhood tree planting program

150,000

program administration

200,000

unprogrammed funds / contingency

233,689

total estimated program expenditures

2,386,689


CDBG revenues

  entitlement allocation

1,186,689

  program income / residential rehab repayments

250,000

  transfer from prior years

950,000

total estimated revenues

2,386,689




10-03-2018 public notice - public hearing on community development needs for PY2019 Annual Action Plan
Please be advised that the City of Royal Oak’s Royal Oak Rehabilitation Board of Appeals, in its advisory role for the community development block grant program (CDBG), will hold a public hearing at city hall, room 309, 211 Williams Street, Royal Oak, Michigan on October 23, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. to hear public comments pertaining to the city’s community development needs for the program year 2019 annual action plan.

All interested parties are invited to attend the public hearing or provide written comments to the Royal Oak Planning Division of the Community Development Department, 211 Williams St., Royal Oak, MI
  48067. Non-English speaking or hearing impaired and disabled citizens wishing to attend the public hearing must notify the city at least five (5) days prior to the meeting to arrange translation or interpretive services.  For telecommunication device for the deaf (TDD), telephone (248) 246-3010.


07-25-2018 public notice - notice of public comment period - PY2017 CAPER
Under the guidelines established by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), notice is hereby given that the City of Royal Oak has opened a 15-day public comment period and is making the draft Program Year 2017 CAPER available for public review and comment. The CAPER covers Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) community development objectives undertaken during the period of July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018.  The purpose of the notice of public comment is to gain input and comment on the city’s efforts in meeting its goals and objectives described in the HUD-approved Consolidated Plan and PY2017 Annual Action Plan. Written comments may be directed to the Planning Division of the Community Development Department, City Hall, 211 Williams Street, Royal Oak, Michigan 48067. The city will incorporate received comments into the final CAPER prior to submission to HUD. 

An electronic copy of the draft CAPER will be available upon publication of this notice on the city’s website (romi.gov) under the CDBG portion of the Planning Division’s webpages. A paper copy of the CAPER will also be available at the office of the Planning Division, City Hall, 211 Williams Street, Royal Oak, Michigan 48067 upon request.

Upon timely request, the city will provide reasonable accommodation to enable individuals with disabilities or Limited English Proficiency to participate in public comment, including access to materials in alternative formats. 
Joseph M. Murphy
Director of Planning
City of Royal Oak

04-25-2018 public hearing notice

Please be advised that the City of Royal Oak’s Rehabilitation Board of Appeals, in its advisory role for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program, will hold a public hearing at city hall, room 309, 211 Williams St, Royal Oak, Michigan on May 22, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. to hear public comments pertaining to the city’s community development needs for the PY 18/19 Annual Action Plan. A draft version of the above referenced document may be found on the city’s website (romi.gov/280/Application-Documents). It is also available for viewing at the planning office of the community development department within city hall. Non-English speaking or hearing impaired and disabled citizens wishing to attend the public hearing must notify the city at least five days prior to the meeting to arrange translation or interpretive services. For Telecommunication Device for the Deaf (TDD) telephone (248) 246-3010.